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Embracing New Pathways for Architectural Expertise: A Conversation With Heather Flood, Woodbury School of Architecture Interim Dean


Academic leaders have the demanding task of steering and shaping a school’s educational culture and pedagogy. Not only are they responsible for overseeing an institution’s administrative affairs, but they are also charged with shaping both learning and teaching environments for students and faculty. While prerequisites for a Dean or Department Chair may differ from institution to institution, their goals are to provide a place that will nurture a student’s architectural curiosities by providing an environment where they can gain skills and expand their design knowledge. 

For Heather Flood, the path to architecture and academia may not resemble the typical ‘academic dean.’ Her commitment to education and attitude towards building more robust pathways for students pursuing a career in AEC and design industries sets her apart. 

For Archinect’s latest Deans List conversation, I connected with Heather as she embarks on her role as Interim Dean at Woodbury University School of Architectur…

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